Kolkata police arrested three persons, including two Bangladeshi nationals with Ansar al-Islam linkages, on Tuesday from near Kolkata Railway Station [formerly known as Chitpur station] in the capital city of West Bengal.
The Bangladeshi arrestees are- Riyazidul Islam, 25, alias Suman and Sansad Miya, 26, alias Tanveer alias Tushar, reports Mumbai Mirror.
According to Murlidhar Sharma, deputy commissioner of Special Task Force of Kolkata police, Riyazidul and Sansad are active operatives of Ansar al-Islam, a militant terrorist group involved in murder of bloggers, and known allegiance with al-Qaeda.
"Tanveer is a civil engineer and held a high post within the militant group. The duo have no valid travel documents, and had been living in India illegally for the last one and half years," Sharma said while talking to reporters.
"The two suspected Bangladeshi militants had come to Kolkata station to meet Monotosh Dey, 46, alias Mona da, who is a resident of Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal to see samples of arms."
"Further investigations will reveal whether they had come here to find hideout or any other objective," the police official said.
A 32 mm pistol, a flash drive, al-Qaeda documents on how to make explosives, religious documents (both in English and Hindi) were recovered from them.